One mayor here was heavily criticized for building a bus station that was over twice the size needed for the time. This was 30 years ago. Today it's running above it's full capacity and in need of expansion. So, yeah.
Re: "We're getting that money whether you like it or not."
I doubt my ISP will try to overcharge for the internet costs. It's just ISP, landlines and mobile phone, there's no cable tv or any content involved. They actually have partnerships with streaming services that give me discounts and exemption from the caps on the mobile connections but that's as far as they go. I do hope they stay that way.
Oh, I really thought you were actually talking about Brazil. In some recent protests one journalist lost an eye because of police violence. The court basically ruled he was at fault for losing his eye because he knew the zone was dangerous and still stayed there. No, really. I thought he had to pay for the privilege of losing the eye but we didn't go that far.
It should be that way already because due process is a right enshrined in the Constitution. No law is needed for it. And no law will suffice if law enforcement/intel agencies couldn't care less about the Constitution itself, no?
True enough. Still, an ISP can detect a large amount of traffic being directed at unusual targets. It's expected to have huge traffic towards Youtube but towards Krebs? You don't have to filter individual traffic as far as I can see. And once you identify these unusual traffic spikes you can identify who generated it and proceed to tackle the individual user issues (ie: get in touch and warn the user that the system detected malware traffic from their end). Users are generally not tech savvy so a little help won't hurt and it may help save resources for the ISP.
Krebs is doing his job identifying both networks and devices that are more compromised. There's a Chinese network that is almost fully compromised. It's safe to say that blocking it all will help mitigate the problem for instance.
I assume ISPs will end up being forced to implement filters to outbound traffic to block such attacks. Of course given the implementation of other security and infra-structure improvements we'll have to wait for some serious financial damage before they actually do it.
Good point. Of course we are up on arms because the guy is innocent and had his life screwed up but even if he was the criminal, nothing justifies the use of force if he surrendered peacefully. But hey, criminals are not humans, right? They don't have rights, human rights, right?
It doesn't for the average person that has not sustained severe brain damage. But for the MAFIAA? Let's not forget that they have fought tooth and nail against each and every single innovative and awesome way of making money while appeasing to their customers only to eventually get dragged into the party kicking and screaming and inevitably seeing tons of cash flowing in. Then happily repeating the process. The Govt granted monopoly (copyright) is the only reason these morons are still afloat.